You can get the NEW Xbox Series X and unlimited games for £29 a month with no upfront payment

MICROSOFT has unveiled a bonkers new deal for its high-powered new console, the Xbox Series X.

Gamers can bag a Series X plus access to Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft's Netflix-style on-demand library of over 100 games, for just £29 a month.

Announced yesterday, the deal, called Xbox All Access, lasts 24 months and works a bit like a phone contract.

You'll pay £28.99 a month over two years, eventually racking up a bill of £696.

That's not bad when you consider that the Series X alone will cost £449 when it hits shelves on November 10.

At £11 a month, a Game Pass Ultimate subscription would set you back a further £264 over two years.

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That takes the total for buying them separately to £713, which is actually £17 more than you'd pay over the course of an All Access contract.

As well as Game Pass, which features blockbuster games like Minecraft, Halo 5 and Gears 5, All Access also bags you an EA Play subscription.

That's EA's own on-demand library of games, featuring titles from the Fifa, Madden and Need for Speed franchises.

Gamers can also apply Microsoft's All Access scheme to its second new console coming November 20, the Xbox Series S.

  • Xbox All Access for £28.99 a month for 24 months from – Buy now

How much will the PS5 and Xbox Series X cost?

Here’s what you need to know…

Respected Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter thinks we'll see a major price war.

"From what I've seen, Sony's gonna have to charge $500 for the PS5," he explained.

"Microsoft has a big balance sheet. If they wanna cut the price by $100 – just price below [PS5] and subsidise the first 10million [units] – they will.

"So I think that they're waiting to have Sony blink first, and then they'll reveal the price. Very likely $400."

Fellow gaming industry insider Peter Moore agreed with Pachter's predictions.

Moore was formerly an EA and Microsoft exec, and was speaking on the Bonus Round podcast.

He said: "Michael's right. What both companies are going through right now is: 'How much can we afford to lose in the first 12 to 18 months?'

"'What is our attach rate of software to hardware? What are we willing to do in year one, two and three to hit 10million [units]?'"

Sadly, neither Microsoft nor Sony have confirmed pricing for either of their consoles – or even hinted at a range.

The Series S is a smaller, cheaper version of the X with slightly poorer graphics and no disc tray.

That means you'll have to download all of your games, rather than buying discs.

The Series S is available through All Access for £20.99 a month over 24 months, taking the total you pay to £504.

The Xbox Series X is all about power and performance.

Microsoft says the console will deliver a mammoth 12 teraflops of performance. That's eight times more than the original Xbox One.

The firm called this a "true generational leap" that promises higher framerates, and "larger, more sophisticated game worlds".

  • Xbox All Access for £28.99 a month for 24 months from – Buy now

Microsoft is also pledging to reduce waiting times for gaming generally, with games loading more quickly due to a faster storage drive.

And there's a Quick Resume feature that sounds like a hardcore gamer's dream.

"The new Quick Resume feature lets you continue multiple games from a suspended state almost instantly," Phil explained.

"Returning you to where you were and what you were doing, without waiting through long loading screens."

Microsoft is also making the old Xbox games backwards-compatible, describing it as "four generations of gaming".

You'll be able to play original Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One games on the new console.

And these games should be improved by steadier framerates, faster loading times and improved resolution.

  • Xbox All Access for £28.99 a month for 24 months from – Buy now

All prices in this article were correct at the time of writing, but may have since changed. Always do your own research before making any purchase.

In other news, Microsoft revealed this week that it will launch a second, cheaper new console in November called the Xbox Series S.

Read our guide to the PS5 price and release date.

And, here are some great Warzone tips and tricks.

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